TRAILER

OFFICIAL TRAILER - 31st October 2015

Shimmering music.

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EXT - HESLINGTON EAST - DUSK

A blasted heath of a campus. The camera pans, taking in the swamp.

OMINOUS MALE VOICE
(o.o.s)
There has been an awakening...
Have you felt it?

Suitably Herrmannian stab as a goose's head and neck rises suddenly into view, hissing to the left of camera.
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EXT - CITY WALLS - DAY

A white and orange football rolls at pace from right to left along the wall walkway, and the camera tracks to keep up with it.

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Black. Another stab as a door is swept open revealing our setting as:

INT - BATHROOM (HES RD) - NIGHT

Head-shot of ANOTHER STUDENT, with a darkened kitchen behind her. She is not slim, but nor is she obese... she's also quite short which doesn't help make her look especially svelte. She has died-black hair with deep-purple streaks at the front, and mildly gothic makeup.

Music tinkles and twinkles.

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INT - FRONT BEDROOM (HES RD) - NIGHT

The blue-brown light of a street-lit night. Wind is blowing the curtains. Same ANOTHER STUDENT creeps into the room and scans the scene. She spins around the door, detective-style, to check behind it.

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Black.
Fade up on caption (bank gothic): THIS CHRISTMAS
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EXT - SIWARD'S HOWE - NIGHT

A woodland clearing. Several STUDENTS in '80s dress or robes, hand in hand, standing in a circle around a campfire. A concrete watertower towers over them. Track left.

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INT - STAIRS (MAIN ST) - CONT.

HELEN (Rachel Friend) dashing down the dark stairway. At the top of the stairs is a door with a frosted-glass panel. A FIGURE presses its face against it to peer through before opening the door. Red gloopy liquid leaves its impression on the pane.

FADE TO BLACK.

Beat.

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EXT - SIWARD'S HOWE - NIGHT

Snowy woodland - a well-wrapped SOMEONE pacing through. They stop, suddenly. Approaching lantern-light from right.

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Black.

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INT - SHED - NIGHT

Shot into the shed to reveal a PERSON (Matthew Baynton) waking up, wrapped in a blanket. A copy of Woman in the Dunes and a Guinness pint-pot of water by his makeshift bed. Pears scatter the floor.
PERSON is bearded and wearing a brown EDS overalls under a black crombie coat. He fishes for his glasses, and puts them on, blinking.

KAREN
(o.o.s)
The Foss...

FLARE MIX TO:

EXT - MERCHANT ADVENTURERS' HALL - DAWN

Misty shot, with the River Foss in foreground.

KAREN
(o.o.s)
...It's calling to you.

From the mist steps KAREN (Helen Atkinson-Wood), arms plaintively outstretched.
FADE TO BLACK.


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EXT - UNIVERSITY LAKE - NIGHT

Heavy rain. Central Hall begins to take flight, causing a tidal-wave of ripples across the already seething lake.
MIX TO:

EXT - YORK MINSTER - NIGHT

Rose window glittering in the reflection of fire.

MIX TO:
EXT - CLIFFORD'S TOWER - NIGHT

Light spills from the cracks in the walls as the tower unfolds like a huge stone flower.

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INT - LIVING ROOM (HES RD) - NIGHT

Shot through a smashed wall at the other side of which A TALL WHITE WOMAN is clutching a TEARFUL CHINESE WOMAN to her chest and staring out beyond us. Gentle zoom.

FADE TO BLACK.



BABYSHAM
(pre-lap)
Stewie...
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INT - MR CHOPS CORRIDOR - NIGHT

STEW (Ewan McGregor), all hair, and BABYSHAM (Guy Pearce), all leather, stood at the corner of the corridor, gazing ahead of them.

BABYSHAM
...We're home!

STEW audibly yawns, partially post-lapped with...
FADE TO BLACK.

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CAPTION:

ANS 11
THE FOSS AWAKENS